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AZ WEEK: Patrolling the Border; What Will It Take to Be Secure?

Sheriffs, Department of Public Safety officers discuss challenges and changes.

Gov. Doug Ducey recently called for an Arizona Border Strike Force: more manpower and resources to curtail the cartels and expand on the work of the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

Arizona Week Friday goes to the U.S.-Mexico border to look at how law enforcement agencies work to secure Southern Arizona.

On the program:

  • Lorraine Rivera rides along with DPS patroling near a busy drug smuggling corridor in Pinal County. “It’s a whole different ballgame from when I first started,” said Aurelio Aranda, a sergeant with the Arizona Highway Patrol.
  • Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada speaks with AZPM’s Nancy Montoya about the challenges of working on the border.
  • Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels says his area became a hotspot for drug and human smuggling when the federal government tightened security on other border regions.
  • The Buzz: Guest host Christopher Conover joins reporter Nancy Montoya to run down the latest border news.
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